RTC Washoe County Begins Corrective Maintenance on Plumas Street

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County will soon begin a corrective maintenance project on Plumas Street. Work will take place between California Avenue and Plumb Lane. The important project will result in safer conditions and smooth, improved pavement.

Roadwork is expected to last about eight weeks. Starting Monday, August 18th, traffic on Plumas Street will be reduced to one lane in the northbound direction so crews may restore the deteriorated roadway and upgrade ramps in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As the project progresses, it will be necessary to close Plumas Street to all but local traffic between Marsh Avenue and Plumb Lane. Signs in the area will notify people of closure, which is scheduled to take place on the following days: Sept. 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th. Drivers should use additional caution and never speed in construction zones. This is a fuel tax-funded $1.6 million project.

Additionally, corrective maintenance work will be taking place on Plumb Lane from Arlington Avenue to Sharon Way. This project will also address deteriorating pavement conditions and improve safety. The project will begin Sept. 11 and is expected to be concluded Sept. 24. During this time, drivers should anticipate lane closures. The roadway will receive scrub seal and slurry treatment, greatly increasing the life of the pavement – this saves taxpayers from more costly repairs down the line.

In September, corrective maintenance will also take place on Western Skies Drive. The roadwork will occur between N. Whisperwood Drive and Reading Street. It is scheduled to begin Sept. 17 and be completed Sept. 22. Drivers should expect periodic lane closures. This project also repairs deteriorating pavement.

Pavement work is also already underway on Sandpiper Drive in Cold Springs between White Lake Parkway and Georgetown Drive. It is scheduled for completion Sept. 17.

Locations for corrective maintenance are determined by local governing entities through the pavement condition index. This index ensures the streets receive the proper treatment at the right time.